Inter have lost out on revenue of €60 million through recent eliminations from the group stage of the Champions League.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Nerazzurri have missed out on a substantial amount of money by having failed to qualify for the knockout rounds of Europe’s top competition in any of the last three seasons.

Inter’s financial problems are well-known, with owners Suning having suffered further setbacks recently in the form of a court order to pay €250 million to creditors, suggesting that the underlying issues will not go away anytime soon.

This emphasizes the significance of bringing revenue into the club from all possible sources, with the payout for reaching the group stage of the Champions League a substantial incentive.

Nerazzurri boss Simone Inzaghi will know the importance of guiding his team to the knockout rounds having failed at the last three times of asking well enough on a competitive level, but the success of his team will also be vital on a financial one.